Definition: adult female humans; the distaff side; formerly the weaker sex; the ladies; the first improvement on man; the female of the species; “the last thing civilized by man (George Meredith); the eternal feminine.
Quotations: . . . Can’t live with them, or without them. Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 411 B.C.
A sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude: Civilization, 1870.
Man has his will—but woman has her way. Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, 1858.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male. Rudyard Kipling, “The Female of the Species,” 1911.
Anonymous aphorisms: Women’s work is never done—by a man.
God took one look at Adam and brought out a new design called Eve.
God took a look at the mammals he created with their mammary ducts up-n-down their bellies, or in their groins as in cows, sheep and goats. When he created Eve, why did he move all these glands into two supple cones at the top of the chest? Can you imagine how women would have to dress for formal occasions such as the Academy Awards if they were still in the groin like cows, sheep and goats?